Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow
This dude spent eight years growing a chair
Wang Yue, a senior at Dalian Industry University, uses her paintbrush to turn ugly tree holes into lovely views in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei Province.
Wang Yue calls the tree-hole paintings “meitu” which means “beautiful journey.” The paintings on the trees have brightened the city during the dull, grey winter.
“I’m going to tell you what a demon once told me: It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for YOU. When someone hits you, it’s okay to hit back and then ask them what the hell they expected. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to say “Let me feed that back to you; tell me, how does it taste?” You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.”SonneillonV (via 33113)
Goodbye tumblr ^_^ I shall be off now.
I just found my favourite gif ever.
Here’s the fucking thing
I’ve heard/seen several people mention how the Steubenville case should remind us all to speak to our daughters about parties and drinking.
Thing is, we already fucking do that. We’ve been doing it. You think I won’t be a paranoid mom about this…
“If we see patriarchy as nothing more than men’s and women’s individual personalities, motivations, and behavior, for example, then it probably won’t even occur to us to ask about larger contexts - such as institutions like the family, religion, and the economy - and how people’s lives are shaped in relation to them. From this kind of individualistic perspective, we might as why a particular man raped, harassed, or beat a woman. We wouldn’t ask, however, what kind of society would promote persistent patterns of such behavior in everyday life … We are quick to explain rape and battery as the acts of sick or angry men; but we rarely take seriously the question of what kind of society would produce so much male anger and pathology or direct it toward sexual violence rather than something else.”Allan G. Johnson, “Patriarchy, The System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Us” 1997 (via 50centhat)
“A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in India and everyone heard about it (as we should). The American media has represented India as a misogynistic country where women need to be constantly wary of the men that surround them. And after that gang rape, large-scale protests blocked the streets and clogged the media. Now, I am in no way saying that rape and domestic violence are not problems in India. As an Indian-American woman who has been to India many times and is incredibly familiar with the culture, I am in no way denying that. Rape, in India, is a serious problem. Rape, especially in lower class areas in India, is an extremely prevalent problem that needs to stop being ignored and taken seriously. Violence against women in India is a serious issue. But violence against women in America is also a serious problem. Violence against women in South Africa, and Sweden, and Chile, and Thailand, is a serious problem. Violence against women is a serious problem. Period. Full stop. While our media went out representing India as a typical place for these deplorable events to happen, another woman’s similar story went ignored and without subsequent societal action. This country outright refuses to admit that it is a rape culture. Our media and our country are so obsessed with presenting foreign countries as worse than us or uncivilized or, most importantly, undemocratic, they will blast our radios and timelines and homepages with news of rapes in India, but refuse to acknowledge that the same thing happens here and is happening here.”
Anisha Ahuja, Why Does America Pretend it Doesn’t Hate Women?(Feminspire.com)
the. last. paragraph.
The key to beating cancer is early detection. Knowing these symptoms of cancer might help save your own life someday or the life of a loved one.
I had a friend who’s mom caught cancer early because she knew what to look for. Everybody needs to know about this.
♥♥To all my bby gurls please read this :) I come from a family where ovarian and breast cancer run rampant, early detection could have saved a lot of lives of my loved ones. I’m terrified of doctors, and will purposely avoid going in fear of them finding something horrible. But avoidance will only lead to worsening any possible conditions! Please read this and visit your doctor regularly ♥♥
I need help. Please reblog this if you support two girls in a romantic relationship. I will write your URL down in my scrapbook of my girlfriend and I and give it to her and show our parents how many people really do support us. If you do reblog or like, I will send you a personal thanks and let you know.
Love is love.
Timothy Leary: You aren’t like them.
I love this.
This is spectacular
“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.”Anon (via freddielove)
Star Wars How I Met Your Mother crossover :P
“Everything we feared about communism - that we would lose our houses and savings and be forced to labor eternally for meager wages with no voice in the system - has come true under capitalism.”
Jeff Sparrow (via lavenderlabia)